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Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

The Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor, consistent with John Carroll University’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service, and to prepare students for careers in nonprofits, public service, law, and social entrepreneurship, helping to create a more just, peaceful, and equitable world.

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"The PJHR Program changed my professional trajectory for the better."

Programs of Study

Consistent with Catholic social teaching that sees peace as inseparable from justice, and the extension of human rights as a fundamental ethical obligation, the PJHR Program also promotes political pluralism, cultural and religious diversity, ecological balance, and nonviolent conflict resolution. Its fundamental goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and creativity to become advocates for justice and promote peace.

Undergraduate

Major
Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

The PJHR program combines undergraduate research and study with experiential and service learning to help you gain a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, social justice and human rights advocacy.

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Minor
Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

A minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights is a great compliment to many majors. You'll gain a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, social justice, and human rights advocacy.

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